The U.S. House has passed by voice vote legislation–identical to that recently approved in the Senate–to exempt health care providers, attorneys and certain other service providers from provisions of the Red Flags Rule to combat identity theft. That means the bill, S. 3987, now goes to President Obama for his… Continue Reading Congress Approves Red Flags Exemptions

Well, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Because in Washington, the politicians and bureaucrats just keep on giving. First, we learned that the big Medicare rate cut set to hit physicians’ practices on Dec. 1 was delayed for a month while Congress hammered out a longer postponement. Yesterday, we learned that the longer delay —… Continue Reading Red Flags: Physicians Exempt from Rules Under New Law

emPower – a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions through Learning management system (LMS) has announced today that Fidelity Janitorial service located in Columbia, South Carolina has adopted the company’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard eLearning Course in order to improve employees’ safety. Janitorial services’ jobs put them at reasonable risk… Continue Reading Fidelity Janitorial has adopts emPower eLearning Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Online Course

You have the right subject matter, and a sound plan for presenting your materials. But, like it or not, cost is a major consideration when putting a security awareness training program in place. Initial price is often the thing people focus on most, but it’s seldom what causes a program… Continue Reading Too Expensive – 5 Reasons Why Security Awareness Training Programs Fail – Part 3

It’s that time of year again – when fraudulent and nuisance emails, and online hoaxes and scams start making the rounds even more quickly than usual. Sophos has posted a warning about one such hoax spreading rapidly on Facebook where users are warning each other about a “Christmas Tree” virus… Continue Reading ‘Tis the Season for … Hoaxes and Scams

Reprinted from REPORT ON PATIENT PRIVACY [11/15/10], the industry’s most practical source of news on HIPAA patient privacy provisions. The July 14 notice of proposed rulemaking issued by HHS to implement parts of the HITECH Act threw covered entities and business associates for a loop when it introduced the concept of subcontractors,… Continue Reading For HIPAA Compliance Purposes, Who Are ‘Agents’? The Facts Matter, but the Question Remains a Vexing One for Covered Entities and Business Associates

In an earlier post, we talked about how to create the outline for a security awareness training session to be presented in a classroom, or a staff meeting, or online as a webinar. In this post, we’ll look at how you can employ a very similar process in developing your… Continue Reading 6 Easy Steps to Outline Your Web-Based Security Awareness Course

The smart phone devices have outclassed its prime adversary landline phones. Today the peripheries of smart phones have moved beyond corporate houses to universities. Content development in mobile devices is a new concept that had been thought of for quite some time now and that makes a lot of sense… Continue Reading The next level for creating training courses

If you’re concerned about security and privacy on Facebook (and you should be), go to the official Facebook security page and click on ‘Like’ to receive updates and suggestions about how to protect your personal information. Here’s the link: – share it with friends and family who also use… Continue Reading Facebook Security